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Beatriz González

Fotografía: Cristian Garavito.

(Bucaramanga, Colombia, 1938): Painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. Considered one of the most influential figures of the Colombian art scene due to her incisive and lucid position as a chronicler of the recent history of her country. In addition to her extensive artistic career, González has developed an important curatorial and pedagogical work from her role as director of the Education Department of the Museum of Modern Art in Bogota, during the 1970s. Similarly, with her participation in exhibitions and research projects in national institutions, she worked toward conceiving of museums and exhibitions as spaces for the transmission of knowledge, where the public was engaged as an active part in a direct and frank dialogue. These qualities are also present in her personal work, in which she has linked popular narratives and formal painting by appropriating photographs that appear in the press, with an emphasis on topics such as political violence and mourning, from the 1960s until today.